The Argentine winger Garnacho was seen leaving the stadium on crotches but United boss Erik ten Hag is not too worried about him
Despite Garnacho leaving Old Trafford on crutches, Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag was not too worried about the injury sustained by the Argentine winger on Sunday.
Garnacho came on as a substitute during United’s 0-0 draw with Southampton and sustained the injury following a challenge from Kyle Walker-Peters towards the end of the game.
Garnacho’s injury ‘isn’t too bad’, says ten Hag!
Despite managing to continue playing until stoppage time, Garnacho was seen to be in great pain after his right ankle appeared to be caught between Kyle Walker-Peters’ legs during a challenge in the penalty area.
Ten Hag made the decision to bring him off as he looked to strengthen his defense, and Garnacho was later seen leaving the stadium on crutches.
“He was a little bit limping after the bad tackle,” Ten Hag told reporters.
“In the end they brought on another striker, a big and tall one [Paul Onuachu] and I don’t want to go for risk, we were already downsized to 10 [men].
“I didn’t want to go with players who were [just] 90 per cent [fit]. That’s why I called him off, but I think it is not too bad.”
On Thursday, Manchester United will travel to Seville to play against Real Betis in the second leg of their Europa League last-16 match. They go into the game with a 4-1 aggregate lead after beating Real Betis at Old Trafford in the first leg.